We’ve managed large WordPress Multisite Networks before, and we know how tedious it can be to create new subsites from scratch. For every new site, you typically have to create it in the network admin dashboard, choose the theme, configure all the theme settings, activate the right plugins, configure all the plugin settings, add widgets and set them up, add users, add and customize default posts and pages, setup the menus, and on and on. We built the NS Cloner to eliminate all those steps, automate the process, and save you literally hours per site build.
A TEDIOUS PROCESS
It is a time consuming process to manage a WordPress Multisite Network with lots of sites or blogs. One of the most tedious processes is creating and configuring each initial site. For each and every one, you typically have to create it in the network admin dashboard, choose the theme, configure all the theme settings, activate the right plugins, configure all the plugin settings, add widgets and set them up, add users, add and customize default posts and pages, setup the menus, and on and on. This can take hours per site and it is usually very repetitive. We do not like redundant, time intensive tasks. Creative minds should be freed to spend their time much more productively.
A MASSIVE TIME SAVER
We originally created the NS Cloner to save ourselves tons of time building sites by automating that normal, tedious process. The more we used it the more we refined and expanded it. Now, currently in version 3, it is an incredibly powerful WordPress cloning system for WordPress Multisite. There are other site copiers out there, but nothing comes close to the flexibility and level of cloning control that the NS Cloner provides. It includes enterprise-grade features like an intelligent search and replace engine and developer-friendly functions such as its well-documented cloning pipeline with plenty of hooks and filters. Most of all though, it is incredibly easy to understand and simple to use. Creating sites in WordPress Multisite has never been so fast or painless.
WHAT THE CLIENT HAD TO SAY
I found NS Cloner and started saving hours each week on cloning new sites. What used to take me an hour or more would now only take 30 seconds. This was a Godsend! This tool helped me go from cloning sites manually as a hobbyist to selling sites professionally as a business owner.
I literally built my business by using this plugin. I create many websites per week and cloning them saves me hours.The REPLACE feature is priceless.AHHHH thank you thank you.
POWERFUL WORDPRESS MULTISITE PLUGINS
We take building best in class plugins for WordPress seriously, and the NS Cloner is no exception. Although it performs its basic task of cloning WordPress sites within a multisite network quite well, it does far more than that. Here is a list of its more advanced features:
- It preemptively detects potential environment configuration problems like hosting or server settings that could impact cloning. It provides warnings to the user with tips on how to optimize or correct the issues.
- It has an intuitive interface and lots of contextual help.
- It provides automatic plugin updates through the WP admin dashboard just like WP.org plugins
- It supports multiple cloning modes through add-ons
- It has a very user friendly search and replace mode with unlimited search / replace values
- You can add unlimited additional users to the new clone as part of the process
- You can selectively chose which post types to clone or not! Pages, Posts, Custom post types – copy all, some, or none of them!
- You can copy a single site over one or multiple sites in a single clone operation using Clone Over mode.
- You can choose whether or not to copy the media files and whether or not to update their URL locations in your content.